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The format works like this:

The lyrics in Portuguese are in bold

The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

The English translation is in regular text

 

Thanks to Bombinha for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Coração Matador*

* Note:  This song title is what I am choosing to call it based on one of the two choruses.  It may well have another title for other people.  In other words, don't go around asking someone if the know "Coração Matador."  You'll have more luck singing a part of the song for them.  ;)


Quando eu vim da Bahia encontrei Ciriaco**

KWAHN-dooh eh/ooh veenh dah bah-EEH-ah ehnh-kohn-TREY seeh-reeh-AH-kooh

When I arrived from Bahia, I encountered Ciriaco**

 

** Mestre Acordeon gave an account about who Ciriaco was one time at a batizado.  Be sure to ask next time you get a chance.  It's pretty cool.

 

(coro/chorus)

Coração Matador

Koh-rah-SOWNH mah-tah-DORH

Heart killer

 

Sim, quem vem lá?

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah

Yes, who's that there?

Sim, quem vem lá?

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah

Yes, who's that there?

Sim, quem vem lá?  Sou eu.

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah?  Soh eh/ooh

Yes, who's that there?  It's me.

Cavaleiro sou eu.

Kah-vah-LEY-rooh soh eh/ooh

I am a cavalier/horseman.


(coro/chorus)

Sim, quem vem lá?

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah

Yes, who's that there?

Sim, quem vem lá?

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah

Yes, who's that there?

Sim, quem vem lá?  Sou eu.

Seehnh, kehnh vehnh lah?  Soh eh/ooh

Yes, who's that there?  It's me.

Cavaleiro sou eu.

Kah-vah-LEY-rooh soh eh/ooh

I am a cavalier/horseman.

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